Technically, dictators didn't really care that much in the past either way. They do ignore criticism in all case.
I think the idea is to have your own on-demand cloud and server, ie for internal customers in big company.
I see more someone saying "OMG NSA is so stupid" rather than someone trying to tarnish Snowden reputation.
The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell. -- Confucius